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Test yourself - Cuir scrúdú ort féin

Thirty general knowledge questions the theme of Ireland, the GAA and local knowledge.

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1    How many arches are there in the viaduct in Randalstown?
2    What is a sliotar?
3    What is the original Irish name for a hurley stick
4    What is a young eel known as?
5    In which county is Ballyshannon?
6    Who was hung on the bridge of Toome?
7    Which is the largest county in Ireland?
8    Which saint is associated with Cranfield?
9    Which Irish city is situated on the River Lee?
10    The famous Irishman Eoghan Rua Ó Neill was (a) a saint (b) a general or (c) a poet?
11    Who is the only Creggan man to have won a Sigerson cup medal?
12    Name the three retired Creggan Camogie players to have won All Ireland Senior camogie medals with Antrim?
13    What is the title of the All – Ireland Senior Camogie Cup?
14     Which Irish county is known as the “Yeats” county after the poet W B Yeats?
15    Which famous song was composed by Charles Joseph Kickham
16    Which two Creggan men hold All – Ireland under 21 football medals
17    Which island lies off the coast of Ballycastle
18    In Irish mythology the children of Lir were turned into (a) swans (b) geese (c) ducks
19    For which province does Brian O’Driscoll play rugby
20    “Arkle” was a famous Irish (a) greyhound (b) race horse (c) show jumper
21     Which musical instrument is the national symbol of Ireland?
22    Which competition takes place at Ballybritt?
23    Which rugby team plays their home matches at Thomond park?
24    Which Irish saint set up his monastery on the Scottish island of Iona?
25    What is a currach?
26    What is the English translation of Tír na nÓg?
27     Which county play their home matches at Pearse Stadium?
28    In which year was the GAA founded?
29    Where in Dublin was the headquarters of the 1916 Rising ?
30     Whose house is known as Arás an Uachtaráin?




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1.Eight                               
2 A hurley ball                           
3 Camán                               
4 Elver                               
5 Donegal                           
6 Roddy McCorley
7 Cork
8 St Olcan
9 Cork
10 General ( defeated the English at the battle of Benburb)
11 Sean McAuley
12 Mairéad Quinn / Diamond, Sheila Maguire / McKee, Rita McAteer / Moran    
13 Corn Uí Dhufaigh – The O’Duffy Cup   
14 Sligo
15 Slievemon
16 Sean Maguire, Dessi McAteer
17 Rathlin
18 Swans
19 Leinster
20 Race horse
21 Harp
22 Galway races
23 Munster Rugby Team
24 Colm Cille
25 A traditional canvass covered boat in the west of Ireland
26 Land of the Young
27 Galway
28 1884
29 G.P.O.
30 The president of Ireland